This free, online event was held on May 22, 2012, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: Private businesses have become actively and effectively engaged in addressing and combating human trafficking as the anti-trafficking movement has grown. Due to the complexity of the crime of human trafficking, the role of the private sector has become increasingly vital. In order to create effective strategies to combat this human rights challenge, it is critical to combine the knowledge, experience, and skills of the private sector with public-sector organizations.

Bringing together a panel of experts from business, academia, policy, and nongovernmental organizations, the conference was an opportunity to share their perspectives on best practices to combat trafficking through public-private partnerships.

This event was cosponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, as well as the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the UN Global Compact.

This webinar was moderated by Shawn MacDonald with panelists Claudia Arthur-Flatz, Ivana Machonova Schellongova, Brenda Schultz and Karen Olcott.